TEMPE, Ariz. -- The
We're optimistic he will be," Manager
Hamilton strained his left calf Tuesday. Scioscia confirmed the expected, that the left fielder would sit out "a minimum of a couple of weeks."
Hamilton had an
"This thing has to heal on its own terms," Scioscia said. "We'll see where it leads."
Hamilton played 151 games last season, his highest total since 2008. If he cannot start the season in left field,
Hamilton, 32, batted .250 with 21 home runs and a .739 OPS last season, a disappointing first year of his five-year, $125-million contract with the Angels. In his final season with the
Hats off to
On the day after he was hit in the head by a line drive, C.J. Wilson said he had no interest in wearing the specially lined caps now available to protect pitchers.
"It's like wearing a bucket on your head," Wilson said.
The first such cap approved by
Wilson said he tried one of the available caps at a union meeting over the off-season.
"I'm trying to think of a polite way to say this: Literally, they're terrible," Wilson said. "They're a terrible design. They're cumbersome. It's impossible to pitch with one of those on."
Wilson was hit on the side of his head while pitching to
He said he expects to make his Cactus League debut Saturday as scheduled.